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        Solomon's Vineyard

      London, Methuen. 1941, 1941. First UK Edition. 218pp. Pale blue cloth titled in black to spine. Some minor wear. In a bright dust-wrapper, slightly soiled (naturally), mostly complete with two patches of loss to spine ends; the top section just barely clipping the title, and the bottom section affecting the imprint. Pinhole loss to mid left of spine panel. Internally clean. Insanely rare, suppressed in the US (because of all the sex), printed unexpurgated in the UK (because of all the sex; we were being bombed at the time and needed the distraction), finally printed in bowdlerised, sanitised form in the US under the title 'The Fifth Grave' which Latimer himself thought was a better title. Hard boiled barely begins to cover it; there's a mystery here alright, but it's buried in a vivid storm of violence, sado-masochistic sex, drinking, what we would now consider to be casual sexism and racism and a weird kind of gonzo edginess that marks it out with a vengeance from its Black Mask contemporaries.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        This Above All

      London: Cassell & Co., Limited,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A few tiny spots to boards, light spotting to edges of contents and endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed along the edges with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression. This Second World War novel about a British soldier's crisis of conscience was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1942.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE BLACK STALLION (1st Printing Inscribed By the Author in Original 1st Printing DJ)

      New York: Random House, 1941. Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION. New York: Random House, 1941. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (so stated). A Very Good copy (finger-soiling, spine slightly darkened, edges dusty) in the original publisher's decorated cloth which has received expert restoration to its spine tips and corners. It has been married to a Good To Very Good ORIGINAL PRICED FIRST PRINTING DUST JACKET with the following first printing points: five titles on the rear panel (Skycruiser, Shadow Over Winding Ranch, Keepers Of Elephant Valley, Smoke Eater, Sou'wester Victorious) with the rear flap showing a blurb for XYD and The Soap Box Derby and the front flap with a $2.00 price, a description of The Black Stallion, and "120-160" in parentheses on the bottom. The Dust Jacket is spine-faded and has some chips, stains, and creases. More anomalous, it has been trimmed a half-inch by the publisher and "Random House" has not been stamped on the spine. It's our conjecture that a number of first printing DJs were cut down by the publisher in preparation to fit war-time smaller format editions. But the missing imprint on the otherwise normal spine panel background suggests to us a trial or proof dust jacket. Because the Dust Jacket is so stunningly rare (we've only seen or heard of six or so in the last twenty years), it's hard to know the full tale but there is no doubt that this Dust Jacket is from the rare first printing. Far more importantly, this copy is ONE OF ONLY TWO SIGNED FIRST PRINTING COPIES KNOWN TO US (the other still residing with the author's heirs). "To Delores -/ My very extra-special/ girl friend./ Love,/ Walter/ Sept. 3rd 1940]/ P.S. Let your sister Sue, and/your mother and your dad/take a "peek" at the Black, too, / won't you?" THE BLACK STALLION along with the other 21 books in the Black Stallion series published between 1941-1983 have sold tens of millions of copies over the last seven decades. The fine 1979 film adaptation of THE BLACK STALLION won several Oscar nominations. This is a chance to acquire THE copy of the enduring book which gave birth to what the New York Times called "the most famous fictional horse of the [20th] century." Housed in a beautiful custom matching black-and-red slipcase. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good or Better. Illus. by Keith Ward.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Signal. Edizione italo - tedesca.

      Subject: (Riviste - 2a guerra mondiale). Berlin, Deutscher Verlag, 1941, A. II, n. 15/24 + 1942, A. III, n. 1/24 (annata completa) + 1943, A. IV, n. 1/23 (mancano i n. 19 e 20). Testo in italiano e tedesco. 55 fascicoli.

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        BEFORE LIFE BEGAN, 1883-1923

      Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1941. vellum spine, hand-deocrated paper-covered boards, slipcase with paper label on spine. 19829|20430|23257|33146/SH. Papermaking. 8vo. vellum spine, hand-deocrated paper-covered boards, slipcase with paper label on spine. (viii), 216 pages. Limited to 219 numbered copies signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Printed by A. Colish on handmade paper by Dard Hunter and including two watermarked sheets which serve as a quasi frontispiece, one with his name and the other with his portrait. Has handmade paper covers decorated by Vernoica Ruzicka. The text consists of autobiographical sketches by Hunter. Small owner's label in corner of back pastedown. Well preserved copy.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Poesias

      São Paulo : Livraria Martins Editora 1941 - ~ Último livro de poesia publicado em vida do autor. ~ Com dedicatória autógrafa de Mario de Andrade ao literato português José Osório de Oliveira (autor de uma História da Literatura Brasileira e grande amigo do poeta) e a sua esposa Raquel Bastos, também escritora. Osório de Oliveira, por sua vez, dedica o livro ao poeta Ruy Cinatti ~ No verso da contracapa e última página em branco, alguém bosquejou a lápis um poema de que damos fiel transcrição dos primeiros versos: Quando era cabo soldado / e andava ao deus-dará / Catrapiscou minha Maria / Gloria ainda queria / etc. ~ Dedicatória autógrafa do autor ~ Meia francesa pele, título e florões a ouro na lombada, conserva as capas da brochura ~ 285p ~ 21x15x3cm. ~ Muito Bom estado ~ LANGUAGE: Português / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld.

      The Hyperion Press,, New York: 1941 - First edtion, limited to 1000 copies. 18 x 14 inches. Illustrated linen. Some light foxing throughout, mostly to outer edges of pages and effecting a small percentage of plates; boards lightly soiled, slightly more so to rear panel, respined with original backstrip laid down. Despirte flaws, a copy beautifully restored by Glenn Fukunaga and in a custom slipcase with leather label. Presents beautifully! Inscribed by Al Hirschfeld; "To Joe Culliton with all best wishes, Hirschfeld, 2/28/94." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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        little town on the prairie

      harper and brothers, 1941-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1941. First Edition, First Printing, with statement of First Edition on the copyright page and proper codes of 11-1 above first edition statement, and K-Q below. In original dust jacket with price of $2.00 intact. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Well preserved cloth with several small, faint tide spots to the front cloth, and light soiling to the rear cloth. Light tanning to the spine. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, chipping, rubbing and light soiling. A lovely copy overall, rare in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Pictorial Map of the Republic of Panama with the Canal Zone. Designed and copyrighted by Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman

      Seattle.: Clark Teegarden and John F. Herman.. No date. Ca. 1940s.. Color pictorial / pictographic map / poster, mounted on linen, image 29 x 46 inches on sheet 31 x 48 inches. Creasing and repaired tears minimised by linen mounting, light toning to margins, damp stain at lower left corner just to image edge (stained after linen mounting) still good, bright condition. Two insets: "Canal Zone and Vicinity" and "Panama The Crossroads of the World". Rich coloring, striking flag border, a particularly sophisticated example of a pictorial map. "'With a partner in the 1940s he (Clark Teegarden) designed pictorial maps that in their era were quite popular, a Washington state map and a Panama Canal Map, the major reflections of his talent for painting,' said his son, John Teegarden of Seattle. 'They're neat because they have little illustrations for places in the state and in Panama. The Panama Map in particular was quite a success, and they got royalties. There were so many service and Canal Zone personnel there, and it was kind of a souvenir.'" (from Teegarden's obituary in the Seattle Times). The pictographs highlight the animal life and characteristics of the area, including "the annual Zebra Swallowtail migration across Panama...," "old Indian gold mines," "the waters of Panama (Indian word meaning abundance of fish) are a mecca for game fishermen." The white sails of the yachts in the right foreground are used for charts of Weather Comparison, History Briefs (with information to July 9, 1941), and the Legend which includes such as Railroads, present locks and new third locks. .

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        The Peacock Fan

      New York: E.P. Dutton & co., inc, 1941-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1941. 316 pp. (Stated "First edition" on copyright page. Precedes the British edition.) Near Fine condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Typical offsetting to endpapers. Jacket presents better than it sounds: missing chips at extremities with creasing, closed tear near foot, some rubbing, soiling and staining, as well. Yellowed tape on verso. Price intact ($2.50). Scarce in any condition, let alone in jacket.Another deeply weird Keeler mystery. Biographical note about the author on rear flap.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Martha Graham. Sixteen Dances in Photographs

      New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1941. Quarto. Original grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Numerous black and white photographs in the text throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Some light stains to joints and bottom edge of covers, endpapers faintly toned. An excellent copy in the marked dust jacket, with chips to extremities and a large piece missing from rear panel. First edition, first printing. Signed by Martha Graham on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mildred Pierce

      Alfred A. Knopf 1941 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page, very slightly leaning, at front and rear paste-downs some wear, tiny bookstore sticker at bottom of rear paste-down. Dust jacket has some chipping and rubbed edges. Obvious wear on the front cover has worn away a portion of the graphics at top. Price clipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Think and Grow Rich!

      THE RALSTON SOCIETY, MERIDEN, CONN 1941 - Signed by Author on fep: "To Mrs.Lewis.with Best Wishes.Napoleon Hill, 1944";in protectective mylar cover; small tears on top/bottom of dj otherwise in good condition; slightly browning pages;rubbed spine and corners of dj; slight foxing along edges of dj.general wear and rubbed cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: 381 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Make Way for Ducklings

      Viking Juvenile, 1941-01-01. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New York: Viking Press, 1942: First Edition, Third Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. In Good condition, with signs of use and age. Wear to the cloth. Pages show age toning and light occasional smudging and spotting. Offsetting from binders glue on paste downs. Previous owner name and address to front free end paper. Corners are heavily bumped; fraying and staining to cloth.

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        Spicy-Adventure Stories Magazine, March 1941, Volume 13, Number 4

      Culture Publications, Wilmington, DE 1941 - 128 pages. Includes: Throne of Straw; Hard Money; Hurricane Tramp; Blue Bronze Destiny; Diana Daw; Letter of Death; One Man Riot; Storm Warning; Jungle Daughter. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Contents moderately age-toned. Binding intact. Short openings and minor chips to periphery. A sound vintage copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Acceptance of the Statue of Huey P. Long Presented by the State of Louisiana

      US GOV.PRINTING OFF., WASHINGTON 1941 - This book was given to Murvan Maxwell from Senator John Overton of Louisiana; Murvan M. Maxwell was a New Orleans architect; General wear, cover has minor rubbing, some soiling to cover, stamp on inner board stating "From Senator John Overton," and an address sticker with Murvan Maxwell's address; front endpaper has stamp with Murvan Maxwell's address; rear inner board has stamp with Murvan Maxwell's address; very few foxing spots, inner board edges look slightly soiled/possible water damage; good binding, and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: 95 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey through Yugoslavia in 1937

      London: Macmillan & co. ltd, 1941. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes with original jackets. London: Macmillan, 1941. 652 + 586 pp. Illustrated. First British edition, first printing. (No additional printings on copyright pages, which publisher used in lieu of a first edition statement. Preceded the American edition.) Very Good+ hardcovers in original dust jackets, Vol. 1's is in Good- condition, Vol. 2's is about Very Good. Clean pages. Offsetting to ffeps, corners lightly bumped. Former owner's name on both half titles. The first volume's jacket has a closed tear on its front panel with some creasing and tape stains, light stain on back panel, spine a bit sunned. Both volumes worn at head and tail, a bit of rubbing, spines lightly stained. Prices intact. A solid set.The first appearance of Rebecca West's (pen name of Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield) travelogue through Yugoslavia in 1937. With photos and map endpapers. Named one of the Random House Modern Library's best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th Century.

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        The War Speeches - a full set of seven U.S. first editions in a custom leather preservation case

      Here is a collector-worthy, full jacketed set of all seven U.S. first edition, first printings of Churchill's War speeches, housed in a custom full leather preservation case.  During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his trenchant, soaring, and defiant rhetoric sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world.  Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions.  The U.S. first editions were generally published in smaller numbers and are considerably more scarce today than their British counterparts.  Moreover, the first volume, "Blood Sweat and Tears" is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British (it was published in England as "Into Battle").  Collectors will note that the U.S. editions varied significantly across the seven volumes, unlike the British first editions, which were all issued by the same publisher, were universal in height and binding, and featured uniform style to the dust jackets, which varied only in color scheme.  The first U.S. volume was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons and bound in the same size and blue cloth as their other 1930s editions of Churchill's works (Great Contemporaries, While England Slept, and Step By Step).  Volumes 2-6 were published by Little, Brown and Company.  Each of these five volumes was bound in red cloth with a black and red dust jacket, but the volumes vary considerably in height with volumes 4-6 smaller, wartime material rationing cited as the reason on the Volume 5 dust jacket flap.  The final volume was published by Simon and Schuster in an entirely different size, binding, and dust jacket style.  Here are all seven first editions, all fine or near-fine, in dust jackets ranging from near-fine to very good.  All seven bindings are bright, clean, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear.  All contents are clean, bright, and tight with most feeling unread.  The only spotting we find in the set is limited to the page edges of volumes 3, 4 & 6.  The sole previous ownership mark in the set is the ink stamp of a private Connecticut boarding school on the Volume 7 ffep.  All seven dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices.  Of note, The Blood Sweat and Tears dust jacket is an unusually complete true first trade edition (not the look-alike Book-of-the-Month Club edition), with unfaded red and blue spine print.  The dust jackets for volumes 2-6 proved quite susceptible to scuffing and wear, as well as fading of the red spine title boxes.  Here these five jackets all retain bright red spine panels.  Wear and chipping for these five jackets is quite modest, mostly confined to spine ends.  All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The preservation case was commissioned by us in full red leather with a fold open lid and front and a black leather label stamped in gold.  Please be aware that this set may require additional postage.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.3.a, A172.2.a, A183.2.a, A194.2, A214.2.a, A223.2,  A227.1; Woods/ICS A66(b.1), A89(b.1), A94(b.1), A101(b.1), A107(b), A112(b), A114(a); Langworth pages 207, 214, 220, 224, 229, 235, 248

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        Ten Little Niggers

      Collins for the Crime Club, 1941-01-01. First Edition, Third Printing. Hardcover. Good. London: Collins Crime Club, 1941: First edition, Third Printing, as stated on the copyright page. In its original dust jacket, with the price intact, though covered by another price sticker. The book is in Good+ condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages, with light foxing. Previous owner name penned to title page. Cloth shows light edge wear, rubbing and soiling. The dust jacket has a tear from the top of the front panel, with a few tape repairs made from the verso. The jacket shows rubbing, soiling and edge wear, with some chipping. A rare Agatha Christie book under the original, non-politically correct title, before being changed to And Then There Were None. Also, rare in the original dust jacket.

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        EL ARTE TIPOGRAFICO EN ESPAÑA DURANTE EL SIGLO XV

      Mº de Asuntos Exteriores, Madrid 1941 - Encuadernado por J. Cortés. 10 tomos en 9 volúmenes, nervios, tejuelos, corte superior tintado,conserva cubiertas originales . I: CATALUÑA; XIX-258 pp. con 264 facsímiles. II: VALENCIA, MALLORCA Y MURCIA; XXXIX-236 pp. con 270 facsímiles. III: SALAMANCA, ZAMORA CORIA Y REINO DE GALICIA; XXXI-306 pp. con 646 facsímiles. IV: SEVILLA Y GRANADA; LII-439 pp. con 502 facsímiles. V: ZARAGOZA, XXXVIII-359 pp. con 646 facsímiles. VI: VALLADOLID, TOLEDO, HUETE Y PAMPLONA; XXXI-260 pp. con 274 facsímiles.VII: BURGOS Y GUADALAJARA; XXXI-335 pp. con 469 facsímiles. VIII: DUDOSOS DE LUGAR DE IMPRESIÓN ADICCIONES Y CORRECCIONES ; XXXV-392 pp. con 418 facsímiles. IX: INDICES GENERALES; 134 pp. - 1h. X: CATALUÑA. Apéndice; 2 h. - 35 pp. con 99 facsímiles.Obra fundamental para el estudio de los incunables españoles, de la que se imprimieron 500 ejemplares numerados. Perfecto ejemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Father of the Blues

      New York: The Macmillan Company, , 1941. An Autobiography. Edited by Arna Bontemps. With a Foreword by Abbe Niles. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title in black to upper board and spine, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece, musical scores to the text. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr. W. M. Wells, with sincere appreciation of all favours and [help?], Harlem Hospital, W. C. Handy, 11–27–1943". The recipient was probably Dr. William Monroe Wells, who spent much of his career in Orlando where he built a hotel and entertainment venue for African Americans and hosted musical acts such as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, B. B. King, Louis Armstrong, and Bo Diddley. The present volume is the classic memoir of the highly influential orchestra leader, entrepreneur, and composer. Despite the title, Handy never claimed to have fathered or invented the blues, but his creative documentation and arrangement of the black rural and folk music which he heard as a struggling young band leader, working in Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century, made him the first composer, as jazz critic Gary Giddins has so astutely observed, to "codify.…the 12 bar blues form… organiz[ing] the elements of the blues with compositional ambition, joining diverse refrains and focusing primary attention on melody." His Memphis Blues, published in 1912, was an immediate hit and brought broad public acceptance of the new form, and with the appearance of his immortal St. Louis Blues in 1914, Handy had made the blues form a permanent force in American popular music. A ground breaking black businessman, he became a successful publisher of his many compositions and enjoyed a long and much celebrated career. Tens of thousands thronged the streets of Harlem at his funeral in 1958, the same year in which his film biography starring Nat 'King' Cole and appropriately titled, St. Louis Blues, was released. Handy's autobiography was an immediate success, reprinted numerous times in the years immediately following its first printing in 1941 and in subsequent editions over the decades. A significant blues autobiography, first printings in the dust jacket are uncommon and signed copies rarely encountered.

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        The Last Tycoon

      New York: Charles Scribners, 1941 First edition, first printing. Fine in an unclipped lightly worn and rubbed jacket with some light fading to spine, a few very tiny chips and tears, else a very good and bright copy. Very difficult to find in better than decent condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Nostalgie de Paris *

      Éditions du Milieu du Monde, Genève 10.4.1941. - Reliure (genevoise) demi maroquin marron, dos (un brin insolé) à nerfs, titre doré, couvertures or ange imprimée bicolore et dos conservés. Tampon sur dernière garde. Une certaine confusion existe quant à l'inventaire des papiers, par l'obscure justification qui pourrait sous-entendre que les présumés Chine soient des Marais ? La numérotation en romain nous a fait opter pour la première hypothèse.Ce qui est certain: notre exemplaire est le numéro I, nominatif, dédicacé au crayon rouge par l'auteur au nominé ". en le remerciant de son généreux accueil au Milieu du Monde.", encore prolongé par un autoportrait classique de l'écrivain cloppe au bec de profil, sous-légendé "et ma sympathie numéro 1 elle aussi. F.C." Édition originale. L'un des 6 présumés exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, outre 2 vieux Japon, 8 vélin de Rives, 14 vélin du Marais et 325 volumineux.

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        The Captain from Connecticut

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1941., 1941. Naval fiction. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in Rowland Hilder -illustrated dustjacket, with scarce original wraparound band. Bookplate to pastedown. Some dustiness to top edge, minor fraying to spine tips else a particularly fresh copy. Fine. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain.

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        Schauspielhaus Zürich. Sommer 1941.12 Original-Lithographien.,

      Zürich, Schauspielhaus, 1941 - Folio (ca. 47,5 x 33,5 cm). 1 Bl. Text und 12 Originallithographien. *Das Züricher Schauspielhaus gab eine Künstlermappe heraus und hatte dazu 12 zeitgenössische Künstler zu einem Beitrag mit einem graphischen Blatt eingeladen. Die Mappe enthält 12 Lithographien, alle zusätzlich handsigniert. Die Künstler sind Otto Baumberger, Cornelia Forster, Charles Hug, Max Hunziker, Ernst Morgenthaler, Gregor Rabinowitch, Heinrich Steiner, Alois Carigiet, Egender-Wintsch, Hans Fischer, M. Gubler und W. Roshardt. - Vollständig, sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Lose in kartonierter Originalmappe.

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        [The War Speeches:]

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1941–46. Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches 7 individually issued works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Frontispieces in first five volumes along with other photographic plates. Ends and corners slightly rubbed, light spots to a few early leaves of the second work, and faintly to fore-edge of the final work; an excellent set in the lightly rubbed jackets with some very small tears and chips to edges, tape repair to the ends of volume 2, rear panels somewhat dust soiled and with a few spots to the jacket of the final work. First editions, first impressions.

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        Verordnungsblatt für den Reichsgau Sudetenland 1941-1945,

      Erste Reichenberger Buch- und Steindruckerei vorm. R. GErzabek & Co, 1941-45. - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Quart 4°, 25 - 35 cm, Einzelhefte geheftet, zweischen Kartondeckeln, außen etwas angeschmutzt, innen in gutem Zustand [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18. [12 volumes]

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 1941-42. 12 volumes, various impressions. Original maroon cloth, non-uniform shading, but not too dissimilar with a majority of spines sunned to the same hue. Generally some rubbing to the extremities and a little light flecking; Vols I & XII a little more rubbed than the others and their spines a bit more faded, those of Vols V & XI a little darker than the others. A clean set in good to very good condition. ***Images and more detailed description available on request. Will require additional postage. .

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        The War Speeches - a full set of seven U.S. first editions in a custom leather preservation case

      Here is a collector-worthy, full jacketed set of all seven U.S. first edition, first printings of Churchill's War speeches, housed in a custom full leather preservation case.  During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But Churchill's preeminence as a historical figure owes most to his indispensable leadership during the Second World War, when his trenchant, soaring, and defiant rhetoric sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world.  Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes in both British and U.S. editions.  The U.S. first editions were generally published in smaller numbers and are considerably more scarce today than their British counterparts.  Moreover, the first volume, "Blood Sweat and Tears" is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British (it was published in England as "Into Battle").  Collectors will note that the U.S. editions varied significantly across the seven volumes, unlike the British first editions, which were all issued by the same publisher, were universal in height and binding, and featured uniform style to the dust jackets, which varied only in color scheme.  The first U.S. volume was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons and bound in the same size and blue cloth as their other 1930s editions of Churchill's works (Great Contemporaries, While England Slept, and Step By Step).  Volumes 2-6 were published by Little, Brown and Company.  Each of these five volumes was bound in red cloth with a black and red dust jacket, but the volumes vary considerably in height with volumes 4-6 smaller, wartime material rationing cited as the reason on the Volume 5 dust jacket flap.  The final volume was published by Simon and Schuster in an entirely different size, binding, and dust jacket style.  Here are all seven first editions, all fine or near-fine, in dust jackets ranging from near-fine to very good.  All seven bindings are bright, clean, and square with sharp corners and virtually no wear.  All contents are clean, bright, and tight with most feeling unread.  The only spotting we find in the set is limited to the page edges of volumes 3, 4 & 6.  The sole previous ownership mark in the set is the ink stamp of a private Connecticut boarding school on the Volume 7 ffep.  All seven dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices.  Of note, The Blood Sweat and Tears dust jacket is an unusually complete true first trade edition (not the look-alike Book-of-the-Month Club edition), with unfaded red and blue spine print.  The dust jackets for volumes 2-6 proved quite susceptible to scuffing and wear, as well as fading of the red spine title boxes.  Here these five jackets all retain bright red spine panels.  Wear and chipping for these five jackets is quite modest, mostly confined to spine ends.  All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  The preservation case was commissioned by us in full red leather with a fold open lid and front and a black leather label stamped in gold.  Please be aware that this set may require additional postage.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.3.a, A172.2.a, A183.2.a, A194.2, A214.2.a, A223.2,  A227.1; Woods/ICS A66(b.1), A89(b.1), A94(b.1), A101(b.1), A107(b), A112(b), A114(a); Langworth pages 207, 214, 220, 224, 229, 235, 248

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN?

      Random House (1941)., New York: - First edition of his first and most famous book; and one of the best on Hollywood. SIGNED by Schulberg. Minor glue bleed-through on inner hinges which is normal, cloth on top inch of spine and front cover a little soiled or sunned, and small, faint stain on front page edges, otherwise very good in dust jacket with some old professional repair on spine ends and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Beating the Invader; A Message from the Prime Minister

      London: Ministry of Information 1941, 1st edition, 1st state. () 2pp. Very good. Single sheet printed on both sides. Creased from old folds. Slight soiling. Otherwise a well preserved copy. Woods A69: "There is also a later version of this leaflet, overprinted in red in the top left-hand corner, with a message regarding the evacuation of invaded areas." This copy has no red overprinting and is therefor the first state. The document is Churchill's message to the people of England regarding what to do in case of invasion. His personal message is followed by 14 notes which Churchill says "should be carefully studied.". The subtitles for each section, some of which contain multiple notes, are: "Stand Firm," "Carry on," "Advice and Orders," "Instructions," "Food," "News," "Motor-Cars," and "The Enemy."..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Beating the Invader

      "If invasion comes, everyone - young or old, men and women - will be eager to play their part worthily." This wartime leaflet is a tangible reminder that, in the early days of 1941, the outcome of the war was not a foregone conclusion and Britain's peril was quite real. The leaflet provides instructions from the Ministry of Information and the Prime Minister regarding what to do in the case of invasion. Measuring 11 inches by 8.25 inches, the leaflet is printed on both sides of a thin, single sheet of paper. On 10 March 1941, at the request of the Ministry of Information, Churchill wrote the introduction to this leaflet. His introduction takes up two-thirds of the first page. After sober consideration of the timing and effect of such a message to the British people, the War Cabinet decided on 24 April 1941 to print more than 14 million copies and distribute the leaflet to all British households. Today these leaflets are quite scarce indeed. Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen writes: "The huge print run might leave one with the impression that the leaflet would be commonly found today. It was, however, only a leaflet anticipating an event that never came to pass. Few copies have survived." Here is a beautiful, nearly perfect example for collectors. The paper is bright and clean with no losses. Three corners are still square, with the fourth showing a trivial bit of wear. The original horizontal creases can still be seen, but are not soiled and only faint, indicating that this copy has long been stored flat. This is as fine a copy as we have seen of this fragile and compelling bit of history. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B76, Woods A69.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Pour un moissonneur *

      H.-L. Mermod, Lausanne 7.4.1941. - Reliure signée de Ed. Hoellfritsch à Lausanne, plein raphia jaune paille 27 x 20, couverture non conservée (perdue aux regains, un plus ou un moins ?). Sympathique et originale reliure qui n'aurait peut-être pas déplu au poëte, à laquelle ne manque, étant tout à fait muette, qu'une pièce de titre contrecollée au premier plat, que l'on verrait assez dans le style de celle figurant sur l'originale du "Petit traité de la marche en plaine".Exemplaire de tête sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 220 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé chiffon de Biberist, après 10 Hollande van Gelder.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Pétition Originale, Soumise à Monsieur Le Maréchal Pétain, Chef De l'Etat Français. (2 volumes reliés)

      Association Générale des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises 1941 - #RELIURE:2 vol.rigidess demi-cuir 4 nerfs titrés en dorure 275x210x35/30mm.-#EDITION:Association Générale des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises, Rue de la République, Lyon.1941.#TITRE:Pétition Originale Soumise à Monsieur Le Maréchal Pétain, Chef De l'Etat Français 482 feuillets originaux imprimés au 27/09/41, signées et tamponnés par chaque responsable d'entreprise entre le 3/11 et le 12/11/41 à l'intention du Maréchal Pétain contre ses intentions de les déposséder de leur personnel, matières premières, outillages, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Planet'book]
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        The Broken Vase (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in an exceptionally bright, Near Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy of the third Tecumseh Fox mystery, notorious for turning up in sub-standard condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Typed Letter Signed, on 4to "Frank Capra Productions, Inc.," stationery, Culver City, January 24, 1940

      To studio executive and producer, Louis B. Mayer, Capra writes, "Dear L.B., As you advised, we have signed a one-picture deal with Warner Brothers, under extremely favorable terms. I understand the situation at MGM quite well, and I know why you couldn't push our deal through...As a going organization, with one picture under our belt, we will be definitely a producing unit, and perhaps in a better position to talk to you later on...." He thanks Mayer for his efforts from himself and "Bob [Robert Riskin], and continues. "we are still neophytes in producing and organization matters...." He signs, "Frank Capra." Capra refers to his next film, "Meet John Doe" (1941).

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Dialogue au seuil de la maison *

      Pour le plaisir des amis de l'auteur et du libraire-éditeur, (Lausanne 1941). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée sur fond lithographié, sous double emboîtage bordé de cuir bordeaux, titre en doré. Publié par le libraire Fritz Roth, avec la collaboration de son beau-frère imprimeur Carl Sauter, cette rare plaquette témoigne une fois de plus de la maîtrise et du bon goût éblouissants des Maîtres du Verseau.Notre mirifique exemplaire comporte non pas une pleine page de dédicace mais bien plutôt de manuscrit inédit, en l'occurrence un long poème à mi chemin entre jeu de mots et d'humour dont on n'imaginait pas l'auteur coutumier.Excellente provenance puisque de la bibliothèque du libraire-éditeur-bibliophile pré cité, qu'on se presse de venir le voir à la Cité ! Édition originale. L'un des 10 exemplaires de tête sur Chine, avant 240 Vergé de Rives.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Greater South Africa : plans for a better world; the speeches of General J. C. Smuts

      Johannesburg : Truth Legion, 1941. 2nd Edition. Physical description: xi, 191p., plates, ports., frontis. ; 25 cm. Subjects: South Africa -- History -- Politics and government -- Smuts, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). Notes: Selected and edited by E. B. Dawson and T. C. Robertson. SIGNED by J. C. Smuts on front free endpaper. Near fine cloth copy (with some staining around the panel edges) in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Envious Casca

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Boards heavily mottled rather typical of Hodder books from this period in this format, ownership inscription to front pastedown but an excellent copy in the particularly bright dust jacket with a few pieces of internal repair. First edition, first impression. A detective novel and not common in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Collection of Correspondance

      1941,1944,1946,1950, 1941. Four letters on varying letterheads (The Admiralty, South East Asia Command Headquarters etc.) From Admiral Lord Mountbatten to novelist and historian C.S. Forester thnking him for various books sent, commenting on the undesirability of a Mountbatten biography (no matter who wrote it) and correcting many of Forester's naval terms, slang, ranks etc. It appears from the length and enthusiasm of the correspondance that Mountbatten had a tremendous respect and liking for Forester and admired his work greatly. Also present are two pieces of correspondance from Robert Lusty of Michael Joseph Publishers recounting the acknowledgement of a package of Forester books by Winston Churchill.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        [Letters to Florence Farr.] Edited by Clifford Bax

      Dublin: The Cuala Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original Holland boards, white paper title label to spine and titles black to front board, blue endpapers. Leaves uncut. With the original glassine wrapper. Vignette illustration to title page. A superb copy in the jacket only lightly rubbed at ends and corners. First edition, first impression; number 498 of a limited 500 copies. Florence Farr (1860-1917), a London-based actress of great beauty and dynamism, was deeply involved with both Yeats and Bernard Shaw, both theatrically (acting in plays written by them, often specifically for her) and romantically (more with Shaw than Yeats, for whom she was more muse than lover). She was also a member, with Yeats, of the Golden Dawn.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Children of Dickens

      New York: Scribner, 1941. hardcover. fine. Smith, Jessie Wilcox. Color frontispiece and 9 color plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. 259pp. Small 4to, rebound in full gray morocco with the original pictorial cover inlaid, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Scribner's, 1941. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        THE DONKEY INSIDE

      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Darkening of spine and slight soiling to the cloth. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Ludwig Bemelmans. A notebook of several voyages through South America, with a concentration on Ecuador. Illustrated with color plates of the Plaza Independencia, Quito, Luchow's Restaurant, House and Garden of Andre Roosevelt in Quito, and Indians in the patio of the Hotel Sucre in Otavalo. Copy #8 (or possibly "S") of only 175 numbered copies with an ORIGINAL DRAWING in color SIGNED by the author, in this case a portrait of Miss Clavell from the author's beloved children's book MADELINE. This is the first example of this title we have come across that not only contains a drawing of a character from his famous children's book series but that is also additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, as this is on the limitation page: "To Eugenio/Prestinario/from/Ludwig Bemelmans/1941." Pomerance does not indicate a lettered edition, nor have we heard of another lettered copy, but given the most unusual nature of this copy, we cannot rule out that it is lettered rather than numbered. In any case a very scarce example of original art from one of the best known children's books of the twentieth century. This book generated a term unique to Ecuadorian Spanish-- "bemelmans": a foreigner who makes fun of the natives.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Three-quarter length portrait of W. C. Handy, playing the muted trumpet

      N.p. 17 july 1941 N.p., 17 july 1941. (HANDY, W.C) 10 x 8 inches. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Embossed stamp lower left, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in pencil, recording the subject of the photograph ("William Christopher Handy"), the date, and the number of the negative . Fine image of the "Father of the Blues", reproduced in PORTRAITS (1978)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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